Tech Firm Launches Assault Against Google

Law360, New York (April 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Wisconsin technology firm with a lengthy history of patent litigation against Internet bigwigs is now taking aim at Google Inc., claiming the search engine’s Google Toolbar and Google Ads features infringe on several of its patents.

The suit, brought by HyperPhrase Technologies LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, cites Google’s use of technology that links viewers of a Web page to other sites or advertisements that might be of interest.

HyperPhrase said in its complaint that Google is infringing...
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